Dam Name Meaning

Vietnamese ({D-}àm): unexplained. Other Southeast Asian: unexplained. Dutch, Swedish, and Danish: topographic name for someone living by a dam or pond (dam). Compare Dutch Van Dam.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Sam, Kam, Ram, Dan, Lam, Dau, Cam, Damm, Damp, Dahm

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Dam Family Origin

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Dam Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Keeps House

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dam. A less common occupation for the Dam family was Keeps House. The most common Dam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Dam's were Farmers.

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Dam Historical Records

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Dam Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1964 and 2004, Dam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Dam in 1964 was 83, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dam

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